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Contested Americans

Mixed-Status Families in Anti-Immigrant Times

April 1, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781479800544
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Reveals the impossible choices and downright terror mixed-status families often face for their loved

Living in a mixed-status immigrant family might mean that your grandmother could be deported at any moment, your son could be arrested at work, or your mother?s deportation hearing is postponed?again. Such uncertainty and fear are the reality of life for mixed-status families?those that include both undocumented immigrants and US citizens. In Contested Americans, Cassaundra Rodriguez explores how members of mixed-status families experience and articulate belonging in the United States. The sixteen million people in the US who fall under this classification share the fear of a family member?s possible deportation or the anxiety of leaving behind a child or elderly relative.

Rodriguez highlights how different members of the same mixed-status families mediate undocumented statuses while maintaining the collective whole of a family. For many young adults, this may mean negotiating the sponsorship of their immigrant parents, and for the parents, planning for the emotional, physical, and financial well-being of their children in case of deportation.

Contested Americans is a timely book, filled with vivid storytelling, that shows how immigration policies, racism, and privilege collide in the backdrop of the lives of millions of mixed-status families.

About this Author

Cassaundra Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

ISBN: 9781479800544
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Latina/o Sociology
Pages: 272
Publisher: NYU Press
Published: 2023-04-01

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